Florida State

1969  Seminoles "One hundred Year"
(Authentic Reproduction)






A 6-3-1 record kept FSU out of the bowl picture and Peterson was frustrated with the lack of competitive facilities, money to properly equip, feed, and train his team, and substandard housing for athletes. His passing attack was the envy of many pro coaches who were trying to copy his ideas and he was deluged with job offers. The Seminoles opened their season on September 20 and Peterson's frustration was magnified by a performance against Wichita State that featured a deluge of rain and twenty-seven total fumbles. Ten of those miscues were lost by FSU and ten of seventeen were given up by The Wheat Shockers, both national records. The ‘Noles entered the field of play wearing helmets that gave tribute to the 100th anniversary of college football. Their helmets were similar to the 1968 models that featured a gold shell, one-inch garnet center stripe, and one-inch white flanking stripes. Instead of the familiar State Of Florida logo on each side, the team sported “100 Year” decals on the sides. The squad came out for their second game against Miami on September 28th wearing the same head gear. The result was an improvement over the opening game and all of its mishaps as the downstate rival Hurricane was defeated 16-14 in a tight contest.


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